Breast feeding and multiple sclerosis

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6950.342a (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:342
  1. Y Ben-Shlomo,
  2. G Davey Smith
  1. Department of Community Health and General Practice, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
  2. Department of Public Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G15 8RZ.

    EDITOR, - Alfredo Pisacane and colleagues suggest that breast feeding may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis.1 This provides some support for the “dietary fat hypothesis,”2 which posulates that the geographical distribution of multiple sclerosis reflects a relative deficiency of dietary essential fatty acids.2 As breast …

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